The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (before called Individual Fellowships) offer fellowships to experienced researchers looking to enhance their career development and prospects by working abroad. They offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.  

CREAF, a centre of reference in terrestrial ecology and forestry applications, gladly welcome MSCA PF applications! It allows you to work in a first class research environment near the city of Barcelona. We have a long experience in hosting MSCA fellows, over the last years, more than 11 fellows have joined us.

Our hosting offers

CREAF PIs offer to supervise MSCA fellows!

Behaviour, life history and response of animals to rapid environmental changes.

Closed offer.

Daniel Sol


Nitrogen and Carbon cycling interactions and functional diversity.

Closed offer.

Angela Ribas


Remote sensing of

Closed offer.

Aleixandre Verger



If none of these offers match your profile, don't hesitate to send us your project idea and your CV. We will forward it to the CREAF PIs.

Our fellows!

gaofei YinGaofei Yin
Project: MOVES

"The fellowship provides me the opportunity to join the world-class research group on Earth Observation and Global Change Ecology. I have full access to high-performance resources and Profs. Peñuelas and Verger help me open new research lines (photosynthetic phenology, high spatio-temporal resolution biophysical parameter retrieval from EO data)."

Monica Ladron de Guevara

Mónica Ladrón de Guevara

"The Marie Curie grant allows me to be part of a centre with an international projection and a very collaborative philosophy, something essential in the modern scientific system. Besides, this grant provides me with the opportunity to design and implement my own cutting-edge project."

Sara Marañón JiménezSara Marañon Jimenez
Project: Stoic

"What I liked the most of working at CREAF was the good atmosphere and the enriching relations with my colleagues, which resulted in good friendship and several fruitful collaborations. Working in CREAF also represented for me an open door to new job opportunities, such as the position as an assistant professor that I just got now."

Rossella GuerrieriRossella Guerrieri

"It was a great opportunity to lead an independent project and to ask novel questions within the forest ecology field. CREAF was the best place I could choose: a welcoming and supportive environment where I was continuously exposed to multidisciplinary and cutting-edge science and nourished by exchanges with colleagues."


There are two types of Postdoctoral Fellowships: 


  • For postdoctoral research stays in  a EU Member State or an associated country.

  • Open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world.

  • Last from one to two years.

  • Can help to restart research careers after a break such as parental leave.

  • Can also help reintegrate researchers coming back to Europe.


  • For postdoctoral research stays (one to two years) outside Europe for researchers based in an EU Member State or an associated country. There is a mandatory one year return period to the EU or associated countries. Both types of Fellowship can also include a secondment period in any country. 

WHO can apply?

  • Promising researchers from anywhere in the world: all nationalities can apply.

  • Mobility is a must: you have to come to Europe, move within Europe or move outside of Europe.

  • Experienced researchers only: require a PhD degree – BUT limit research experience (with possible exceptions) to 8 years’ postdoc.

  • All research areas.

WHAT does the funding cover?

  • The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs.

  • In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project.

  • The grant is awarded to the host institution.

HOW do I apply?

You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your supervisor in the chosen host organisation, that is to say CREAF.

TOnce the 2022 call will be open, we will inform about the procedure. The call material is available on the Funding and Tender portal of the European Commission.  

To know more about MSCA Postdoctoral fellowships


What can CREAF offer you?

A complete and individualized support for your proposal preparation until the submission:  

  • We provide you the MSCA PF call material and answer all your questions.

  • We offer you a complete feedback and assessment on your draft proposal.

  • We assess you on administrative and financial aspects.

  • We open the proposal in the Participant Portal and fill in the administrative part corresponding to CREAF

Any questions?

Contact us!




The MSCA support service of CREAF is part of the Severo Ochoa “ULandscape” funded in 2019 by the Agencia Estatal de Investigación of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to support Research Centres of Excellence.

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